Bigger Bottles Deliver Bigger Joy!
Wine almost always ages better and just plain tastes better out of bigger bottles, and we’ve got a fine selection of magnums to choose from. Don’t overlook the Domaine Weinbach Alsace whites – you won’t find them anywhere else in the USA!
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- Continuum Proprietary Red 2009 Magnum (1.5l) Product #26478 (In Stock)
"Sleek and understated, making its mark with firm, dense, tightly wound espresso, dried berry, crushed rock and black licorice flavors, with a finish that emphasizes the loamy earthiness. The tannins are firm and well-integrated."Wine Spectator 94 points
"I was super-impressed with the two wines I tasted from Continuum Estate, Tim Mondavi’s new venture on Pritchard Hill, not far from Chappellet and Bryant. Mondavi is gradually moving towards 100% estate fruit, but these early vintages include some fruit from vineyards in Oakville and Stags Leap. Continuum is distinguished by a fairly large presence of Cabernet Franc. This is one of the most exciting new properties in Napa Valley. The 2009 Continuum comes across as much more understated next to the 2008. It has plenty of silkiness and finesse, but less of the size and shape of its older sibling. Dark cherries, espresso, exotic spices and licorice are woven together in a fabric of notable elegance and harmony. The 2009 Continuum is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, 82% of which came from estate-grown fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Wine Advocate 94 points
- Dom Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schloss Ste Cath 2010 Mag Product #26625 (In Stock)
One of Alsace's best dry Rieslings, hand bottled in Magnum for us. Very limited.
"Well-knit and fresh, there's a quiet intensity to this elegant white, and a floral overtone to the notes of Jonagold apple, white peach, lemon zest, beeswax and toasted almond. Lingering mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 93 points
"Very perfumed nose of flowers (iris, peony), tangerine, pineapple and crystallized ginger; showing a bit more lift today than the Schlossberg, even if this wine is from lower on the hillside. Then rich and suave on the palate, with an opulent mouthfeel to the flavors of stone fruits, nutmeg and mace. Finishes long and smooth, with a ripe apricot flavor complicated by minerals and spices. An excellent showing, and built for aging. According to Cathy Faller, this needs about three more years of bottle age to enter its optimal drinking phase."International Wine Cellar 92 points
- Dom Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg 2010 Magnum Product #26626 (In Stock)
A breathtaking example of Alsace Pinot Gris, rich but with the sweetness cut by laser-beam acidity. Brilliant.
"Layered flavors of apricot, almond, star fruit, spice and grapefruit zest mix in this silky white. It leans toward off-dry, but firm, well-meshed acidity and a zesty undercurrent of minerality keep it fresh and focused. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 92 points
"Bright yellow. Wild, exotic aromas of tropical fruits, apricot, caramelized pear and cinnamon apple. Silky, fat and sweet on entry, then racy acidity gives the mid-palate a firmer feel and more tension than the Cuvee Ste. Catherine bottling. Very concentrated pinot gris with a tactile, umami-like texture. A high-wire act of substantial sweetness (31.3 g/l) and brisk acidity (8 g/l). Finishes very long and pure, gaining in firmness with air."International Wine Cellar 91 points
- Dom Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg 2010 Magnum Product #26627 (In Stock)
Hand crafted wine bottled in magnum by hand to our order. As far as we know, the only example you'll find in the USA!
"A subtle note of white truffle adds depth to flavors of dried papaya and apricot, smoke, candied citrus peel and beeswax, while zesty acidity provides fine structure and focus, leading to a long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 93 points
"Full yellow-straw. Piquant spicy lift to the aromas of peach, honey and botanical herbs. Quite sweet and silky but not at all heavy thanks to harmonious acidity. Expands impressively in the mouth, spreading out to saturate the palate. In a very mellow style and not at all exaggerated, with a positive hint of finishing bitterness providing grip on the spicy, rising finish."International Wine Cellar 92 points